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a day before the use. of pain eastern european partners public fury in ukraine refuses to die down as the government hesitates in signing up to try. a crackdown on terror in the heart of the russian capital where police say they've arrested a group of heavily armed islamic extremists plus. i age it orders the arrest of two prominent activists who spearheaded regime change and twenty eleven is police chase anyone defying the new law which restricts public gatherings.
and i welcome you watching our take with me. now there is an eastern european economic get together starting on thursday but there's one country in the wings having trouble making up its mind ukraine has seen days of violence from private test the manning that their president signs closer ties with the e.u. even though he knows being hasty could be costly. following the protests. protests are still continue in kiev they lost it overnight despite temperatures dropping well below zero and right now several thousand people are besieging the government building in central kiev and there's been a warning coming from your story just for the general public to abstain from any kind of provocations because they had information that some provocative groups were preparing some royals and even and the possible attempt to take over the government building that's why you can see there's heavy police presence riot police are all
over the place i when i walked here took to the government building i saw literally hundreds of riot police all over the place there securing every governmental the parliament of the government building and the administration of president building and judging by the fact that these people have ten towns across the city they're not willing to go anywhere until friday until the summer you're still clinging to this last hope of signing your association deal during the eastern partnership summit even though there are serious assurances coming from the government that this deal will not be signed ukraine's decision has also started a political street fight between brussels and moscow as the two traded accusations of pressuring key. i wanted to ask our friends in brussels my personal friends in the european commission to refrain from harsh statements do we really have to stifle an entire segment of our economy just to get them to like us. the fear is that with the free trade agreement already place with key of the russian market could be flooded with european goods that could destroy the entire
industries and see tens of thousands of people out of. those camping out in. central square are adamant about becoming part of you despite the risks to their own country's economic health. well alexi has been in the thick of the ongoing public unrest in kiev from day one and you can follow r.t. on instagram for his images and the very heart of the demonstrations. more on this let's certain to any people not only joins us from the u.k. and he's from the u.k. independence party also mr nuttall thank you very much for coming on the program we know you ran to europe why shouldn't you crane join the briefly in your opinion. why would you want to join an organization where twelve percent of people across europe are unemployed twenty five percent of eighteen to twenty four year olds are unemployed and if you do join the european union of course you have to join the
euro one of the terms of the treaty lisbon now i will put it to you that the euro isn't really a successful currency and quite frankly if i was ukraine i wouldn't want to join an organization where you hold hands over the power to control your own destiny to control your own borders so the european commission commissioners who are elected all right so that's the case why are thousands of people demonstrating in ukraine at the moment because they want to be part of europe. well i don't know it's obviously because they don't know enough about the problems that your up has look reem britain certainly don't want ukraine to join the european union because if they join that means our borders will be opened up to forty six million ukrainians and in ukraine the average wage is around three hundred euro per month and we know that if they do join a lot of them will called west and at the moment we have twenty two percent youth unemployment here in britain and we can saturate out all market any further with
any more people now we are we do have to stress we are just talking trade deals at the moment and not an actual full membership of the year but do you expect the european union in this summit we are back to hear do you think they'll try and put any sweeteners on the table for ukraine at the moment to help make up its mind look the european union wants create ukraine to eventually join they will albania to join they want serbia to join me they even want to take you to join you know ninety five percent of terror he isn't even in your of david cameron has spoken about the european union which stretches as far as to your roles i mean this is an expansionist organization that wants more countries to join and i can guarantee you they want ukraine to be part of the european union now this story that's run over the last few days has seen brussels criticised ukraine's apparent u. turn on this. president putin's angered by this support he think will be the
response of brussels. well i'm not sure that brussels actually can respond to russia we're talking about you know the great bear which is russia but the point is that brussels is trying to interfere in all sorts of street as influence certainly into russia it wants to expand the european union and i remember sitting in a press conference when. the president of the european commission called the european union the well's faced imperial empire it's expansionist but once or expands east one so take in the ukraine it wants to take and it will want to take in albania because the expansion of this organization knows no and can you not think of one good reason why they should sign this trade deal. while of course trade is good and what you've got to worry about in the russian market is that you have a free trade agreement to sort with the ukraine and your markets in russia who
could quite easily be folded and you've got to think of your own industries that's something we haven't done here in the u.k. and you've got to put your own people first but i'm talking now from a u.k. perspective really in the u.k. independence party and the majority of people in the u.k. will not want the ukraine to join the european union ok we have to leave it there thank you very much paul nuttall the deputy leader of the u.k. independence party and thank you. but ukraine's dire economic conditions are being cited is the main reason lawmakers backed away from the e.u. deal are berlin correspondent has been hearing reaction in europe with some believing it can't afford to accommodate here. ukraine's decision not to push for closer association with the e.u. could turn out to be a blessing for those european countries there was going to have to be some two hundred thousand pieces of regulation that would have had to be changed to allow ukraine to fit into this new partnership all of which will have to are being paid
for by the european countries now these pieces of regulation range from quite big issues right down to things like the type of screws used on road signs and the gauge of railway tracks and those are things that really european countries can't afford to be paying for right now we're seeing eighty four million people on the brink of poverty across the european union this is according to euro star the european union's own statistics organization youth unemployment is endemic across most of europe all of these things are leading europeans here in berlin to tell me that well europe should look to put its own financial problems correct before it starts taking on the debts of others. so it's not the e.u. already has plenty of problems in its own right at the moment for example bulgaria will be joining soon i will only create more problems if you know what's one saying yes this will be expensive we have not realized it yet but we just have to wait and
see in a gives canoe it's hard to say there are plenty of problems in ukraine in any case if we take them it should be done under different conditions. so it seems you are may have dodged something of a financial bullet following ukraine's decision not to push for those closer ties. russian police say they've arrested fifteen members of an al-qaeda linked terrorist cell in moscow the suspects were reportedly caught red handed with a cache of guns and explosives. as more. that comes after russian security forces detained and other member of the same group at the beginning of november now the man who was allegedly involved in recruiting young women to join the organization now all of those members so all of those people that are detained now are thought to be members so for an extremist islam a very good musician and were involved in
a number of for criminal activities to fund it now this r.v. it is ation is described as a you magics of terrorist cells which inspired some of the tactics and methods. now that are going to say she was created back at the beginning of seventy's and egypt however a leader of the country's authorities banned it and back into any terror and russia also banned its activities and prosecutor has ordered the arrest of two leading activists known for their major role in towplane long standing dictator hosni mubarak in twenty eleven the news comes after police broke off several protests in cairo and under a new law that bans demonstrations of more than ten people without permission to reports from the capital. we expect protesters to once again return to the streets against this very oppressive law which security forces basically enforced on choose day as those mass public outrage at the behavior of the police towards protesters
who were just standing peacefully for a few minutes and that's all the time they were given demonstrating now just before midnight on tuesday we had reports from fifteen prominent activist female activists that he had been sexually assaulted beaten and dumped in the desert after being part of those who were arrested on tuesday for this demonstration this sparked across the country egypt's committee of fifty supposed to be drafting egypt's constitution suspended its session and many of the political parties called for the draft law to be revised saying that this was a return to the days of hosni mubarak where protests were basically due to emergency law the situation in egypt has obviously been deteriorating in the last few months but this new protest will effectively restrict demonstrations in some cases criminalizing protesters not allowing people to even gather for a few minutes on the streets in numbers above ten could be self posted on the latest happenings in egypt with twitter feed that's always a good place to go to get use coming out of that part of the world. now there's
just over ten weeks to go until the sochi winter olympic games and the countdown to the paralympics has just reached the hundred day mark top emotes site joins us live now with the latest on the preparations i know you've seen lots of writing there is still there but what else are you saying today. well certainly a hundred days before the paralympics kickoff twenty four and this day was marked a specially by president. made a surprise visit to the city to check for himself if the infrastructure and everything around iran so she added it's a point and ready for the start of course of the president toured around the infrastructure facility and was quite impressed even giving the thumbs up and saying that everyone who's coming to this it will be able to enjoy. the city as
well as the olympics now the paralympics will kick off on the seventh of february until the sixteenth pardon me the seventh of march rather until the sixteenth of march that's almost nine days are all balled limping fever as well as sportsmanship russia has been taking really important step in making sure the disabled kids for last year they actually read to. convention not. all but people with disabilities and then in the same way yeah they went on to introduce a program that made accessibility environmentally quite easy for the disabled so indeed those infrastructures have been seen they've been in place a. transport system with the stadiums the restaurants hotels all ready to welcome those with disabilities not only the athletes but also the spectators noble the athletes will be preparing themselves for aiming for that gold
will be almost seven hundred athletes. competing in. the paralympics there's also around forty five countries who will be taking. seven. wives and a newly introduced parents snowboarding which is had everybody excited. now in terms of. in terms of the. torch making its rounds around the country now of course for the paralympics it's going to be the same game forty six as. a frost and that's a really good call on it being twenty fifth of february until. the washington the russian and the paralympics and this is what she found out from them. nice talking as it should be intense fierce determined
and fast. like you. just with two sticks one in each hand with extra risks. you're constantly flying around at high speeds collisions and everything it's all crazy. and tireless commitment we're just. we're here training all the time morning to night every day for these seventeen paralympic athletes are in the twenty fourteen russia sledge hockey team and thirty six year old body is their captain he was injured in two thousand and two while serving in the russian military in chechnya. before the age of twenty five i used to have a completely different life rules and food but after the injury i turned to sports to realize my potential. he went from swimming to taking up a chance to join russia's brand new sledge hockey squad. no one is going to bring
you things on a platter you've got here we had an opportunity to win. forward since two thousand and nine when we were told we were going to participate in the soccer paralympics it's been our driving force in a country that struggled to accommodate people's disabilities russia's paralympic coach says the team is helping to change perceptions in the demo so we're focusing on the second huge new world more of these guys managed to prove to themselves their relatives and the entire society that they are not people with disabilities but people with limited abilities. he has been a part of paralympics since one thousand nine hundred four but this is the first year that russia will compete this board only came here four years ago as by d.m. remembers before we were just staring at one another not really knowing what to do first of all let me show you. here is the sledge what it is this is the blade and this small area is the seat. which means it's terribly unsteady so
just imagine you have to keep your balance and simultaneously carry the puck you keep falling down and it takes a lot of time to get back up but now we're skilled at it. because of these sledge party players the road just so she hasn't been easy it's taken an immense amount of hard work personal sacrifice and dedication but the payoff isn't just on the ice the possible support. after this experience i believe that people who have survived a car crash or a plane crash will look at us and realize that even with an injury like that you can live on your you can set your own goals and achieve them lucy caffein of our team to the region russia. and it will be fascinating to see how they get all mad at would snowden saying cruising down the streets of the u.s. capital for money way ahead we look at a prominent ad campaign to support the whistleblower. they've had enough of being spied on. also this is not
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drifting towards becoming a color coded society coming from the former head of the equalities and human rights commission trevor phillips now mr phillips has been leading some research with think tank demos and the university of london and what they've done is stated from between the two thousand and one census and the two thousand and eleven census and what they found is during that time more than one hundred thousand people from ethnic minority groups had moved out of london but instead of moving to areas considered predominantly white preferred instead to move to so-called mixed areas where there are already established minority groups here in sheffield the local community has hit the headlines over recent weeks the concerns raised over community tensions between the population and other ethnic groups in that community but what this research is saying is that this could be
a pattern that we see played out across the u.k. the segregation really needs to be trashed and acknowledged because of course it does have very serious implications for community relations. and it's estimated around six hundred thousand white britons left london in the last decade to settle in other parts of the country that are predominantly white politics professor eric kaufman from the university of london believes they were driven by the need to stay in the majority. one of the negative consequences is that you are getting white british people avoiding very diverse areas so it's not because they dislike anyone group but they just want to be in a comfortable but you already can get a situation where like in parts of east london or parts of south london. each census there are fewer and fewer white british there and it is possible that there will be areas that have very few not know but very few white british people living there we see the same trend in the united states there are sections of the
diverse cities like houston and los angeles where you are there are very few white people living there and that could be a concern for integration so it's just the inability to attract or retain white british population in some of these areas that are maybe not so close to central london but are not far enough away to be sort of leafy and green so it's felt where you might get this effect now war games against imaginary enemies are vital to training any army and cyber warfare units are no exception at r.t. dot com we look at nato biggest ever defense exercise against mass coordinated hacking attacks and all this just a few kilometers from the russian border also online red faces the world health organization afterward admits to an embarrassing blunder in a report on h.i.v. infections in greece. edward snowden may have prepared a so-called doomsday cache of top secret data for releasing case he's captured or
killed for his activities that's the fear of american and british officials who say the whistleblower probably hid the files online to make them excess aborting his contacts meanwhile snowden has been cited in washington although not in the flesh he. explains. it's thanksgiving week in the u.s. and civil liberties advocates are saying they're saying q to edward snowden it's a crowd sourced campaign so people across the country have donated small and large amounts to get this message across. in the eyes of the government edward snowden is a traitor and civil rights advocates through campaigns like this one show there are many who don't think so there are millions of people across the united states that recognize that edward snowden is an american hero indeed he wrote to democracy worldwide so it's important it's important to combat the message of propaganda
that's coming from the obama administration in leadership that are trying to demonize him when what he's done is a case of classic whistleblower which the united states government classified its evidence of its own criminal misconduct its its violations of the bill of rights and all that that mr snowden did was revealed the basic facts that the public is entitled to know there's several legislative initiatives right now all stemming from edward snowden's revelations to make sure that legislators don't forget that edward snowden supporters plan on launching new boxes around january when congress is back in session in washington i'm going to check on our team. from victory parades to mass executions over the centuries moscow's red square has seen plenty of history changing a fence but a suitcase the size of the palm block right in front of st basil's cathedral is a step say far from many people even if it was partly for charity artie's morgan
how went to find out why the stunt stung so many. standing here right in the middle of red square what do you expect to find here the kremlin of course lenin's mausoleum very sacred ground here in russia an addition to these major landmarks we now have this gigantic leave aton box which is featured behind me you know it stands thirty feet high it's a huge monstrosity of sorts and there's been a lot of social outcry about this box on twitter photo shop images have come up on line regarding this gigantic box now twitter of people online have been commenting that this sacred ground has since been turned into a commercial space members of the duma have come out in regards condemning it saying you know that it just doesn't belong here and in the goon department store has since decided to go ahead and remove this box now they're citing that it's not because of the outcry the public outcry but it's rather because it's just simply
too big so we're going to see this major lou baton trunk being taken down in the coming days it was originally supposed to be here for six weeks now they're saying it will come down well in the meantime the suitcase seems to have developed the persona of its twitter posting messages against its removal if we go this way we can take a quick look at some of them one of them here it says it's not just an object and threatens to pin itself to the ground rather like the artist that recently nailed his private parts to red square if you remember it also claims to be symbolic of people's history and i we if you can miss your chance to see what's being causing so much public before it is finally removed. up next figure is on the internationally it's time for cross talk and if you in the u.k. stay tuned the going underground with afshin rattansi.
is one thing that i still come to understand that i don't want to hear good moods but i have this one question when doing this all for you had everything. respect him so that he gave them all up and decided to go your way but what for. it was a wait and for him he tried to restrain himself but look it will burst out anyway. if it really puts me off that i have such a father. whose one small but very great secret that i have to live with for his.
deliberate torch is on its epic journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred two cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killings. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limbo torch relay. on r t r two dot com. as are. hello and welcome to crossfire where all things considered i'm peter lavelle ideal
has been struck well it will be some kind of deal there can be no doubt this first step agreement between iran and the great powers is of historic significance it could become the foundation for far reaching geopolitical shift in the region but have no illusions the naysayers are intent on scuttling the deal and the use of force we're told remains on the table. to cross talk the un nucular you i'm joined by my guest richard white's in washington he's a senior fellow and director of the center for political military analysis at the hudson institute also in washington we have daniel mcadams he's the executive director of the ron paul institute and in bangkok we cross to pepe escobar he's an investigative journalist and author right gentlemen cross-talk rules and effective means you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encourage it pepe if i can go to you first in bangkok what do you make of the deal is it a historic deal and will go anywhere of course it's historic.